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ReStore Reappears in Billerica

January 6, 2019
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BILLERICA -- ReStore, a store operated by the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, has returned to Billerica.

“We feel like we’re coming home,” said Brenda Gould, the organization’s executive director.

The store, which sells a variety of new and used home goods, opened its doors this week in its new location at 100 Chelmsford Road.

The opening marks a return to Billerica, where the store first opened in a Boston Road location in 2012. The store later moved to Tyngsboro, but is returning to Billerica in order to reduce expenses and operate in an area central to donors, according to Gould.

“We wanted to come back to Billerica,” she said. “Really the residents and town officials have been really good to us.”

ReStore is one of hundreds around the nation operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Locations sell building supplies, furniture and other products for the home to both contractors and the general public.

Proceeds from the store are a major source of funding for the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell, according to Gould, who said the store brings in enough revenue to fund the construction of one or two of the organization’s houses each year.

“All that money goes back into building affordable housing,” she said.

The store depends on donations, which employees and volunteers from the store pickup Tuesday through Saturday. Alternatively, items can be dropped off at the store on Wednesday through Saturday. For more information call 978-215-9975.

The store hosted its soft opening on Wednesday and grand opening on Saturday.

Gould said Habitat for Humanity also has another project coming to Billerica this summer or fall: a home restoration project on Alpine Street.

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